|William Ashley (Billy) Sunday
||Billy Sunday (1862-1935) was an American
evangelist born in Iowa. A professional baseball player in the National League, he was
saved in 1886. Associated with J. Wilbur Chapman from 1893 to 1895. An evangelist from
1896 to 1935, he made an attack on liquor the mainstay of his campaigns.
Sunday. Short chronology and biographical sketch.
Echoes from Glory. Selective
sayings/portrait of Sunday.
Sunday Funeral. November 9, 1935. Includes message
by Dr. Harry Ironside.
Gravestone of Billy Sunday. Forest Home
Cemetery (Waldheim), Forest Park, Illinois. Another
Sunday. Photographs from Chicago Daily News, 1902-1933.
Hitting the Sawdust Trial
with Billy Sunday.
Suggestions for Personal
Billy Sunday's Help to
William Ashley "Billy" Sunday and Helen Amelia (Thompson) Sunday.
Collection includes correspondence, sermons, photographs, campaigns, associates, etc.
Billy Sunday Online. Sermons, images, audio, timeline.
Recommended book: Billy Sunday: Home Run to Heaven by Robert A. Allen.
Published by Mott Media, c1985. 160 pages. ISBN 0-88062-125-7.
Recommended video: The Billy Sunday Story. With
Dr. Homer Rodeheaver. Beacon Video Ministries, ©1989. 45 min. Available
from Sword of
Amelia Thompson Sunday (1868-1957): Wife of Billy Sunday. She met him
in Chicago when she was eighteen, shortly after his conversion to Christ,
and they were married in 1888. During the early years of his ministry, she
and the children (Helen, George, William, Jr., and Paul) were separated from
him for long periods of time. After 1907, Helen, or "Nell" (also
called "Ma") traveled by his side most of the time, doing much of
the planning for his evangelistic campaigns, handling finances, speaking at
women's meetings and being there to encourage him. After Billy's death in
1935, she traveled extensively throughout the country helping to raise money
for rescue missions and similar Christian ministries, addressing youth rallies,
and was active in the work of such Christian ministries as Bob Jones University,
Youth for Christ, and the Voice of the Andes radio station. Two additional
photographs of Helen Sunday include one undated and